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Our Fleet Test Drive: BMW i3 - 3rd report

Date: 08 July 2015   |   Author: Guy Bird

Why we're running it: To see if this EV cuts in beyond the theory
Equipment: 6 airbags, stability and cornering brake control, hill-start assist, auto aircon, electric windows, leather-covered multi-function steering wheel, satnav, Bluetooth hands-free facility with USB, 50:50 split-fold rear seats, rear park distance control, 19in streamline star alloys, halogen headlights
Options: Lodge trim (£1500), 19in turbine alloys (£680), Harmon Kardon hi-fi (£640), DC rapid charge prep (£560), silver metallic paint (£530), Enhanced Bluetooth with USB (£350), internet (£95)
Media Package - BMW Professional (£960), Park assist package inc. colour reversing cam (£790), Winter package inc. heated
front seats (£260), Online Entertainment (£190)

Last time we checked in I was explaining the trickiness of finding a suitable charging station based on location, charging speed, availability, and working status.

What I forgot to mention then is one other crucial aspect that's a bit like the old restaurant worry of not knowing if they take Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

It turns out that my local Chargemaster station in East Dulwich, London, for which I have a card, has just switched to Source London - which is the equivalent of my local restaurant turning to American Express when I only have Mastercard (and they don't accept cash). Wow, this charging game is harder than I thought.


BMW i3 Range Extender

Mileage 1274
Official consumption 470.8mpg
Our average consumption N/A
Forecast/actual CPM 56.9p/NA
P11D price £35,575*
Model price range £30,925-35,575*
Residual value 39.1%
Depreciation cost £21,675
Fuel £1670
Service, maintenance and repair £1722
Vehicle Excise Duty £0
National Insurance £1031
CO2 (tax) 13g/km/5%
BIK 20/40% per month £28/£57


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